Sembabule Resident District Commissioner Nickson Niwagaba says that they had deployed at least 200 police officers in each of the nine sub-counties to prevent eventualities similar to the ones that led to the cancellation of the polls on September 4, when violence erupted in many parts of the district.
A force of at least 2,000 personnel is in Sembabule
district to man security in the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primary
elections that in Mawogola North and West Constituencies.
The security personnel comprised of police and army have
been placed in the nine sub-counties where residual primary elections are being held to choose party candidates for the 2021 Parliamentary race.
Sembabule Resident District
Commissioner Nickson Niwagaba says that they had deployed at least 200 police officers in each of
the nine sub-counties to prevent eventualities similar to the ones that led to the
cancellation of the polls on September 4, when violence erupted in
many parts of the district.
Kabuye adds that the Deputy Inspector General of Police
Major General Sabiiti Muzeeyi has also changed the security command
structures of the area, by deploying a district Police Commander in each of the
nine sub-counties. He says that the officers have express instructions to arrest
all persons that may attempt to interfere with the elections included
nonresidents that may attempt to participate in elections.
Meanwhile, entrance in Sembabule district has also been
restricted. The security teams are searching for all vehicles and demanding National Identification Cards from all occupants. Non-residents of the area are denied access.
in; “each sub-county…
Early this morning, Police arrested the Nakasenyi Sub
County chairperson Betty Twine alongside seven other people for allegedly
participating in voter bribery.
The suspects were picked from a house in Nakasenyi trading centre where they were allegedly meeting voters and bribing them to vote for Hajjat
Anifa Kawooya Bangirana; one of the contestants in Mowogola West constituency
against the incumbent MP Joseph Ssekabiito.
However, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson Dr Tanga
Odoi who is also in the area to directly coordinate the elections says they have
asked the returning officers to gathers evidence about attempts of malpractice
and other irregularities which they will use to reprimand the culprits. According to Tanga Odoi, they have arranged to have voters
at all polling stations line up at the same time at Midday to avoid possibilities
of multiple voting.
The race for NRM flag in Mawogola North constituency is
between Shartsi Musherure Kuteesa, Godfrey Aine Kaguta and Salim Kisekka, and
in Mawogola West Anifa Kawooya Bangirana, the incumbent Sembabule Woman MP is
competing with Joseph Ssekabiito Kitayimbwa.
For the Sembabule Woman MP whose election was also affected in nine sub-counties, the race is between Mary Begumisa, Jovanice Twongyeirwe and
Pheobe Arinaitwe Rugundu.